Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Four Decades of Distinguished Service: UC Berkeley Chancellor 1990-1997, Vice Chancellor for Research, etc.

Interviewee(s):
Tien, Chang-Lin
Tien, Di-Hwa
Interviewer(s):
Nathan, Harriet
Title:
Four Decades of Distinguished Service: UC Berkeley Chancellor 1990-1997, Vice Chancellor for Research, etc.
Abstract:
Family background, childhood, and education in mainland China and Taiwan; Japanese invasion, Chinese civil war, 1946, flight to Taiwan; mechanical engineering education and naval academy; University of Louisville, ville, MA, Princeton University, PhD; marriage to Di-Hwa; reflections on immigrant experience, speaking English, discrimination; UC Berkeley, College of Engineering, 1959-1999: research in microscale thermophysical engineering, administration, consultant to industry; vice chancellor for research, 1983-1985 ; UC Irvine, executive vice chancellor, 1988-1990; Chancellor, UCB, 1990-1997: affirmative action, athletics, focus on students, response to disaster, fund raising, state budget and retirement issues, town-gown relationships, excellence through diversity in faculty, staff, and students. Supplementary material: speeches in honor of Tien from the Honoring Chang-Lin Tien symposium (2002), university publications, brochures, clippings.
Subject area(s):
Education and University of California
Science, Technology, and Health
Interview date(s):
1997 1998 1999
Project:
Education and University of California - Individual Interviews
Oskicat record:
b10461497
Rights:
Tien, Chang-Lin and Di-Hwa Tien. "Four Decades of Distinguished Service: UC Berkeley Chancellor 1990-1997, Vice Chancellor for Research, etc." Interview by Harriet Nathan in 1997, 1998 and 1999. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2004.